"Listen, my dearest darling, you are so beautiful-you are beauty itself to me! Your eyes glisten with love, like gentle doves behind your veil. What devotion I see each time I gaze upon you."
Song of Songs 4:1 (TPT)
Chapter four of Song of Songs has a great beginning, don't you think? I mean, the King of Kings is calling you His dearest darling! He doesn't stop there though, He also is affirming your beauty. "You are so beautiful-you are beauty itself"! You, dear friend are the very definition of beauty to God. Wow!
If you haven't read Song of Songs yet, please do. This is a poetic book from Christ our King to His Bride. You are his Bride. Further along in Chapter four we are told that we bring Him pleasure and when He sees our blushing cheeks He is moved to dance with us. My favorite part in this chapter is this line: "Perfect is your beauty, without flaw within. Now, you are ready, my bride, to come with me as we climb the hightest peaks together. Come with me through the archway of trust."
This is powerful. This is The Bride-groom King talking to you. He sees you as one with perfect beauty, one withour blemish or flaw. He isn't looking at your mistakes, your sins, your trials. He is looking at you, His Bride, and declaring that you are without flaw to Him.
What is going on? How could this be?
It's a lot to think about. We all have our stories, places of sin that have caged us in, times of despair and loss. Yet, our King, the very lover of our soul, does not see us as a big mess due to our pain. He sees us as His beautiful Bride. He is there waiting to journey with His Bride to the hightest of peaks, He is drawing us to a place of trust, a future of new beginnings. He sees you and says "You are my Darling!"
He is ready to meet every obstacle head on together. He will not leave you alone. "Together we will wage war in the lion's den and the leopard's lair as they watch nightly for their prey." Whatever lies before you, His Bride, He will be there to fight with you. He is excited to stand beside you. He says that we, His Bride, reach into His heart, and He is undone by our love! We leave Him breathless-overcome by our worship.
Think about this. God looks upon us with adoring eyes. When we worship Him we steal His heart. His love for us is beyond any love we will ever experience with anyone else. It sets us free. Free to live the destiny He has set out before us. Free to be the beauty He has created us to be. Free to live in the security of our King, and eat at his table. Free to be loved with great admiration. Free.
Grab hold of Him today and let Him take you to the highest peaks. Walk with Him through the archway of trust. Open your heart to Him, you won't regret it!